Cam­paign­ers as­sess im­pact of respite clo­sure

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

CAM­PAIGN­ERS who fought to keep Hollins View care home open want to hear from fam­i­lies about their ex­pe­ri­ences since its clo­sure.

Hollins View pro­vided respite care for pa­tients with de­men­tia and other ill­nesses to help give fam­i­lies a break.

Cheshire East coun­cil closed the cen­tre at the be­gin­ning of the year, with care pro­vided in­stead in pri­vate care homes. In place of the 30 beds pre­vi­ously at Hollins View, the coun­cil com­mis­sioned just two beds at We­ston Park, Moss Lane, Mac­cles­field and one at Lyme Green Hall, Lon­don Road, Sut­ton.

Mem­bers of the cam­paign group which tried and save the cen­tre have met again to dis­cuss the im­pact. They want to hear from fam­i­lies about their ex­pe­ri­ences.

Mor­ven Sower­butts, from the group, said: “Hav­ing lost the bat­tle to keep Hollins View open, it might seem like the end of the road for our group. There was a strong feel­ing how­ever that af­ter such a ma­jor re­duc­tion in ser­vices to the el­derly and vul­ner­a­ble there was a need to try and as­sess the im­pact and keep it on the agenda of health and so­cial care au­thor­i­ties.”

Con­tact the Ex­press at karen.brit­ton@ men­media.co.uk with views on the clo­sure.

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